Originally Posted by WSArabians
Thanks everyone. Speed, that is the worst. He was a freaky smart horse and I know he would have been incredible. Even with the broken leg, he still nuzzled for scratches and had love and trust in his eyes. He dealt with the pain and still.accepted we were would good and make it better. That really hurt.
I tried to see if it could be casted but the vet said there was no way he would ever be anything then a pasrure pet, if it even worked. I know it's silly, but I can't help but feel I let him down.
I think this is the hardest part of letting them go. The fact that they trust you so much, and come to you so you can make them better. You want so badly to be able to tell and show them "You silly creature, here, let me bandage that up" like they expect. But sometimes whats best for them is the only thing you can do.
You couldn't have healed his body. He somehow broke it being a happy, healthy horse. I've had a couple animals who I felt literally begged me "Help me, please help" and the only thing I could do for them is to let them go.
You did right by him. You fed him, grew him, polished him and loved him enough to stop his pain. That's the only thing they ever ask.